Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Ron Finley at TED2013

Ron Finley at TED2013

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Ron Finley describes himself as a “renegade gardener,” and he’s here to tell us all about his home, in South Central, or South Los Angeles, as city planners attempted to rebrand the area. Whatever you call it, the truth is that the area comprises liquor stores, fast food and vacant lots, and it epitomizes the stark reality that 26.5 million Americans live in a food desert.

http://blog.ted.com/2013/02/27/south-centrals-renegade-gardener-ron-finley-at-ted2013/

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7 Responses to Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

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  3. FeyGirl says:

    WONDERFUL man!!!

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